Sr. Software Development Engineer - Amazon Alexa
Toronto, ON, CA
14d ago

The Alexa Communications team’s mission is to bring people closer together by enabling customers to use the Alexa service for convenient, natural, and expressive conversations.

Customers today can call and receive voice and calls and we have recently launched Drop In, a new way to communicate spontaneously with the people you care about most, both within and outside the home.

We are looking for someone who is excited about understanding how we can help customers connect with each other and specifically how we can make the more natural by improving the quality of voice and calls.

Imagine helping elderly customers communicate clearly with their children and grandchildren, or providing an where you could imagine being together with the people you are communicating with, even when you are in separate parts of the world

As a Senior Software Engineer You Will Be Expected To

  • Serve as a technical lead on our most demanding, cross-functional projects.
  • Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems.
  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, and engineering best practices.
  • Effectively research and benchmark Amazon technology against competing systems in the industry.
  • Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.
  • Exert technical influence over the core platform teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your knowledge and .
  • Bachelor's degree and / or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 7+ years of software engineering , including Java and / or C++.
  • 5+ years of in networking, multi-threaded applications and complex software development.
  • in building high-performance, highly-available and scalable systems.
  • designing, building and managing IP based systems and services.
  • optimizing for short term execution while planning for long term technical capabilities.
  • Master’s degree
  • Excellence in technical communications with both technical and non technical peers
  • Robust project planning / execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules
  • Excellent judgment, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skill, including verbal, written, listening and customer relationships
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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